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Safety First During Harvest

Brownfield 

Farmers’ busiest and most stressful time of the year is also when safety needs to be top of mind.  University of Wisconsin John Shutske teaches everything from ergonomics to injury prevention and occupational health on the farm.

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Rivers2Lake Program receives grant, expands program

University of Wisconsin Superior

The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, a research program based at UW-Superior and jointly operated by UW-Extension and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is a federal reserve encompassing over 16,000 acres along the St. Louis River freshwater estuary.

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Experts encouraged by efforts to curb opioid epidemic

Green Bay Press-Gazette

“Prescription-drug abuse of opioids is a real major factor, and we know that this is a big, big problem in our community,” said Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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Hammer Tscheschlok to receive Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Fond du Lac Reporter 

Tscheschlok is a Community, Natural Resource, and Economic Development Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Fond du Lac County. She designs and facilitates practical educational programs that empower area residents and community leaders to deal effectively with local issues concerning natural resources, energy conservation, diversity and inclusion efforts, and other issues.

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UW Extension Investigates How To Boost Recycling of Ag Plastics

Agriculture is America 

A University of Wisconsin Extension survey found that the majority of farms either landfill or burn their waste plastic due to a lack of convenient recycling programs. That translates into hundreds of millions of pounds annually in the United States.Agricultural plastics are essential for the storage and protection of high quality hay, but the widespread lack of recycling poses a problem.

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Wet summer means above-average yields, some crop disease

La Crosse Tribune 

“The growing season generally has been extremely favorable,” said Bill Halfman, University of Wisconsin-Extension agriculture agent in Monroe County. “We didn’t have that many days of too-hot weather that would cause heat stress on crops. And it wasn’t until late in the summer that we had excessive moisture for any extended period.

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Fun at ‘The Hut’

Beloit Daily News Connection

Jenson said the Apple Hut belongs to an Integrated Pest Management program. Two entomologists out of University of Wisconsin Extension help the Hut use less chemicals, saving it money and helping the environment. The entomologists monitor bugs and humidity while setting up pheromone traps to catch the Apple Hut’s biggest threat, the codling moth.

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Diagnosing common apple fruit problems

Green Bay Press- Gazette 

The following content is referenced from UW-Extension’s article on “Diagnosing Apple Problems during Fall Harvest” written by Dr. Dan Mahr, former UWEX Entomology specialist.

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Pest Management Update Meetings Planned for November

Wisconsin Ag Connection

The annual University of Wisconsin-Extension Pest Management Update meetings will be held around the state this fall. Extension specialists will present the latest information on pest management and biology for Wisconsin field crops.

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Local sweet corn season waning, but county has other varieties too

Kenosha News

Leigh Presley, UW-Extension Agricultural educator, has been on the hunt for sweet corn. The last few weeks I’ve been trying to both eat and freeze as much fresh sweet corn as I can. Very soon, the time for Wisconsin-grown sweet corn will have passed and we’ll just have to wait for next year. But in the coming weeks, you’ll still see a lot of standing corn in the fields — bound for a different fate than our grills or boiling pots.

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County committee backs boost in fair funding

Star Journal 

Though the Oneida County Conservation and University of Wisconsin-Extension Education Committee decided Monday to table a resolution that called for funding the county fair for the next five years, committee members agreed to seek an increase in the financial support for next year’s fair as part of the UW-Extension’s budget.

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